University Brand Games (2011)

hem.digital

In consumer markets, companies like Virgin have made brand extension a core of their growth strategy; ideally, entry into each new market is made easier by the brand equity built in other markets. publicly traded company to examine the Canadian market.

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company

Edsurge

Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. The company is still shy of the $100 million revenue threshold commonly associated with IPO-ready companies. The company reached 25 million users by 2012 and 55 million users three years later.

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May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate.

June 1 - Panel Discussion on "Unschooling"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Join me Wednesday, June 1st, for a live and interactive Future of Education panel discussion on "unschooling."

Using Cloud Applications in Schools: Two Important Concerns

The 21st Century Principal

PC Magazine offers some guidance in the link to the article below as your school district begins to make some decisions regarding cloud services. While cloud storage offers encryption and they tell you no one person inside the company has access to your data, there is no way to verify that it is true. With all the server farms and redundant systems and backups that these companies employ, the loss of your data is extremely unlikely to happen.

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Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

See MSNBC’s Article “Verizon Drops $2 Convenience Fee.” ) As authors Randy Beal and Judy Strauss write in Radically Transparent: Managing and Monitoring Reputations Online , “The Internet provides a megaphone for the disgruntled with no entry barrier, little legal accountability, instant commentary, full multimedia communication, and a free distribution channel to millions worldwide.” The company did not continue to try to defend the fee.

Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Wisewire

The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. Former teacher Byju Raveendran founded Byju in 2011, originally called Think and Learn. He says he first encountered Osmo when his five-year-old son started playing some of the company’s games last year.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University in 2011. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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October 31 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18. The Obama Administration also announced its support of a new program, conjunction with the Young Entrepreneur Council , to create a new startup incubator program and investment company: Gen Y Capital Partners. The company also made Google Plus available to its Apps for Education users , but only to its higher education customers as the 18-and-older age limit on G+ remains.

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

In Alia Wong’s article for the Atlantic, “ Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It ” she chronicles several of the reasons why, as P.E. As a CrossFit enthusiast since 2011, that was something around which I could wrap my head.

The Path to Efficacy

A Principal's Reflections

Below is a summary from an article by Jenni Donohoo, John Hattie, and Rachel Eells. Freeman and Company. 2011). Organizations, schools, and districts that are successful all lead with efficacy in mind.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. However, it was the Chromebook (2011) that truly revolutionized 1:1.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

He has authored several articles: Nank, S. 2011). 2011). 2011). The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Investor Advisory Firm Opposes Instructure Sale

Edsurge

An influential investor advisory firm has recommended that Instructure shareholders vote against a proposal to take the publicly-traded learning management system provider private for about $2 billion, according to an article from Reuters.

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How To Create An LLC For Your Educational Podcast

TeacherCast

Taking the steps needed to turn your ideas (or hobby's) into an official company is pretty darn awesome. In 2011, I created the TeacherCast Podcast and built a little website simply so I can have a place to put my audio recordings. The term LLC means Limited Liability Company.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

When you’re the company behind those classroom solutions that are either deemed essential or scrapable at the end of the year, it’s imperative to keep a finger on the pulse of those conversations districts are having on an annual basis. By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller.

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Bluford (Blu) Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. Morgan Stanley & Company, Chase Manhattan Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

ISTE to Acquire EdSurge, in Move to Nonprofit

Edsurge

was founded in 2011 as a venture-backed, for-profit news organization. Readers of EdSurge articles and newsletters should expect no change. EdSurge is joining the ranks of nonprofit newsrooms.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Instructure first announced its launch in 2011 in the pages of Techcrunch.

‘They just saw me as a dollar sign’: How some certificate schools profit from vulnerable students

The Hechinger Report

For-profit schools, such as Salter and others owned by its parent company, Premier Education Group, have zeroed in on this market. Only eight of the 42 students interviewed for this article said they’d had a positive experience at Premier campuses. The company agreed to a $3.4

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

It could be argued that both ridesharing app companies are popular not only because of the technology that drives them, but because they were launched at the right time. And when you do decide to work with an EdTech company, be sure to seek out a partner that aligns with your vision and goals.

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Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

A couple of things about the above quote: It is personalized YET ties directly to moving the company forward (“will most benefit Google”). To the first point, as a reminder: It is personalized YET ties directly to moving the company forward (“will most benefit Google”).

A powerful donor versus academic freedom

Bryan Alexander

The CEO of a major energy company asked the University of Oklahome to fire some faculty , because he didn’t like the way their research was heading. How is it that this oil company executive can intervene in the workings of a public university? He declines to name any individuals that the oil company CEO wanted to have fired but says nobody was dismissed from the Oklahoma Geological Survey and that he never discussed Hamm’s displeasure with OGS staffers.

Startup U: Draper University and the Students of Tomorrow

EdNews Daily

Tim Draper will lead his students in learning about the fundamentals of launching a startup company under the mentorship of America’n business leaders. Note: This is not an affiliate nor sponsored article for Draper University.

Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

Edsurge

This article, “ Unintended Consequences ,” was first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 The company had agreed to that goal as a condition of the Gates Foundation investment. But determined not to have another near miss in 2013, the company offered deep discounts to the community colleges that pitched the best social media strategies. The company achieved the community college target in 2013.

A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs

Edsurge

The change has helped companies that provide these courses find a business model, but something crucial has been lost for students taking the courses. That’s been my experience as well, as someone who took one of the first MOOCs in 2011 and now watches these courses closely as the founder of Class Central , a place to keep track of the free university courses. Early this year I published an article on Medium which listed 250 Ivy League MOOCs.

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It’s Game Over for the Institute of Play. But Its Legacy Lives On.

Edsurge

The experimental institution, called Quest to Learn , opened its doors in 2009 and became the subject of many books and articles. was the creation of a network of game-based learning researchers, developers and educators who will continue their work at other companies and organizations.

Using the Tools Appropriately: Unpacking ISTE Standard #2

Tech Helpful

In 2011, President Obama was coming to visit Chattanooga, TN. Oblivious to any agenda, I jumped on the chance to give our 2-year-old company some publicity for free. Also, pull in a discussion on the 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship using these articles.

Output or compliance?

The Principal of Change

This article from the New York Times, “ I’m Not Texting, I’m Taking Notes “, is pretty interesting. He refers to himself as a “digital native”, and acknowledges this is a norm for him and his friends, while not perhaps the norm for others in the company.

The Second Wave of MOOC Hype is Here, and it’s Online Degrees

Edsurge

I started Class Central at the end of 2011 while taking a free online course from Stanford on AI—even before people started calling these courses MOOCs—and have been following the space ever since. A steady stream of articles heralded MOOCs as the disruptor of higher education. But if the MOOC platform companies are right, they may have landed on a model that lets them have their cake while free users get to eat it too.

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Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

Companies such as Dell , Microsoft , Acer and Google offer programs to help students get certified to repair devices or manage collaboration platforms. In 2011, Bethlehem (N.Y.) This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series. You’ve probably seen the headlines about students hacking into their school computers or networks, wanting to change grades or dodge school work.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

Companies such as Dell , Microsoft , Acer and Google offer programs to help students get certified to repair devices or manage collaboration platforms. In 2011, Bethlehem (N.Y.) This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series. You’ve probably seen the headlines about students hacking into their school computers or networks, wanting to change grades or dodge school work.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

Companies such as Dell , Microsoft , Acer and Google offer programs to help students get certified to repair devices or manage collaboration platforms. In 2011, Bethlehem (N.Y.) This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series. You’ve probably seen the headlines about students hacking into their school computers or networks, wanting to change grades or dodge school work.

How to Build a Successful Instructional Coaching Program

Insight Education Group

Atul Gawande, an acclaimed surgeon and research scientist, wrote in a 2011 New Yorker article , “Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance.”. In a recent Education Week article, “If Video Is So Powerful, Shouldn't Principals Use It Too?,”